Legal Counsel-Client Contracting

Express ScriptsSt. Louis, MissouriFull TimeRemote

Express Scripts seeks an experienced attorney to join the team supporting its PBM Sales and Account Management organization. Duties will consist primarily of counseling the organization on legal matters relating to the PBM industry and operations, and negotiating PBM agreements between Express Scripts and external clients (health plans, employer groups and coalitions).  The position requires the listening and interpersonal skills necessary to foster collaboration and drive results for business colleagues, and the ability to draft and negotiate complex contracts.


  • Provide legal support to the Sales and Account Management organization and other internal business partners supporting PBM clients (finance, audit, etc.).
  • Negotiate complex legal documents, including PBM client agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and data protection agreements directly with external clients and their counsel.
  • Collaborate strategically with partners from other areas of the business to advise on new business offerings, identify legal or regulatory challenges and present effective solutions.
  • Work with other internal legal counsel to identify legal issues with potential cross-functional impact.
  • Provide day-to-day legal counseling on miscellaneous regulatory issues affecting the PBM industry.


  • J.D. from accredited law school.
  • At least 5 years of contracting experience; health law experience is needed.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Superior drafting and negotiation skills a must.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with clients and internal business partners, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must produce top-quality work product, have a strong work ethic and have the ability to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Must be able to manage competing priorities and to meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to identify legal and business issues and propose actionable legal and business solutions.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and attention to detail.
  • Ability and desire to learn new subject areas and willingness take on new responsibilities.

Location: Remote. 

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of 132,700 - 221,100 USD / yearly, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That’s why you’ll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you’ll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and paid holidays. For more details on our employee benefits programs, visit Life at Cigna Group.

About The Cigna Group

Doing something meaningful starts with a simple decision, a commitment to changing lives. At The Cigna Group, we’re dedicated to improving the health and vitality of those we serve. Through our divisions Cigna Healthcare and Evernorth Health Services, we are committed to enhancing the lives of our clients, customers and patients. Join us in driving growth and improving lives.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

The Cigna Group has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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